Severe and Multiple Disadvantage Practitioner
Nottingham City General Practice Alliance
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This post is funded by the Changing Futures Programme and aims to support patients and staff so that people experiencing Severe Multiple Disadvantage (SMD) receive the right care and support. Changing Futures is a specialist programme running until April 2024, providing intensive direct support to people experiencing Severe Multiple Disadvantage (SMD), while supporting the coordination of statutory and non-statutory services including housing, probation, mental health, primary care and substance misuse to work around the needs of people experiencing SMD. This post will be one of five that will be embedded across health, local government, probation and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. The post holders in these roles will support each other and get line management and support from their employing organisations and from the wider Changing Futures programme team.
Main duties of the job
*Being a key point of contact for Primary Care staff supporting patients that face SMD.
* Act as a SMD champion, raising awareness of SMD and facilitating change to overcome blockages and improve access to support.
* Providing advice and support to Primary Care staff on the support and services available for patients experiencing SMD, signposting to agencies and services as appropriate.
* Where appropriate, providing advice and support to individual patients. Referring them into services and support opportunities.
* Leading on developing the skills and knowledge of Primary Care staff so that they feel equipped to support patients experiencing SMD.
* Work closely with a network of staff working across housing, social care, mental health and probation and with navigators providing one to one support to people experiencing SMD, ensuring a joined-up approach to care and support.
* Participate in and support SMD Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings.
Nottingham City General Practice Alliance (NCGPA) was formed in 2016. We are Nottingham citys first GP Federation, often referred to as NCGPA or the Alliance. Our members consist of 45 NHS GP practices in Nottingham city, who cover a population of over 336,000 patients. NCGPA is a Company Limited by shares, with its member practices being equal shareholders. The company is managed by a board of 8 elected representatives from member GP practices and three co-opted positions representing nursing, lay and non-principal GPs. The day to day running of the company is through a Senior Management team comprising the Chair, Secretary and Treasurer along with the Companys Chief Operating Officer and a dedicated office team. As a federation, we promote, support and facilitate the collaboration of GPs and their workforce throughout our city. Examples of our work to date include developing networks whereby tasks and resources can be shared, empowering frontline practice staff to become active Signposters for their patient communities and launching GP+, the citys first ever evening and weekend GP service. NCGPA also holds the contract for the management and operation of 3GP Practices in the city: Bilborough Medical Centre, Grange Farm and Parliament Street Medical Centre
A detailed job description and person specification is provided as a downloadable document. People with lived experience of SMD are central to Nottingham City Integrated Care Partnerships Changing Futures programme. It is therefore important that your values reflect what people with lived experience of SMD want from to see form those working in the programme:
You need to be non-judgemental and understand the power and importance of kindness and showing respect in order to receive it. You need to be able to put yourself in the shoes of the people that the Changing Futures programme will be supporting and be committed to seeing the person and not the label.
You also need to be committed to challenging inequality, understanding that inequality and experience of discrimination can have a big impact on a persons life and on how they engage with services and the support available. You need to be willing to listen in order to really hear and understand peoples experiences, their views and ideas. You also need to have a real desire and willingness to learn and grow, with a commitment to your own personal development.
Overall, we are looking for someone that is clearly passionate about improving the lives of people that face severe and multiple disadvantage and who can use that passion to bring about change.